Cary, North Carolina, July 15, 2016 – ABB today announced the schedule, theme and session titles for its upcoming APW digital conference. The conference will focus on electric power and microgrids, with emphasis on “Risk,reliability and recovery,” and will take place September 22, 2016, 11:00am-4:00pm EDT. The digital conference is free to attend.
Limited CapEx and OpEx budgets have become the new normal. The regulatory environment is shifting, vital equipment is aging and new devices (e.g., DERs) are coming online. All of these challenges must be managed, but how do you prioritize the risks? This virtual conference will take on some of the most pressing issues facing the industry today with a view toward how utilities can leverage technology to make the best choices. Conference attendees will hear from industry experts and utility professionals about real-world solutions.
The digital conference features two tracks, “Preparing for the future grid” and “Optimizing reliability today,” and a keynote on “Leveraging technology to manage risk and optimize reliability.” Each track consists of four sessions, led by ABB and industry experts. Topics include:
- Key considerations for a successful grid-embedded microgrid
- Revolutionizing substation maintenance practices to maximize reliability
- Digital substations: Protection & control for the future power system
- Navigating the changing generation landscape
- Taking the wind out of the next SuperStorm: Strategies for preparation and recovery
- Successfully integrating DERs to maximize renewable penetration
- How secure is your substation?
- Building a successful roadmap for grid modernization
In-person and online, ABB’s Automation & Power World (APW) is the place to meet world-class industry experts, learn about solutions to your business challenges and experience the most innovative automation and electrification technologies and solutions for manufacturers and utilities being developed today. Registration for the Risk, reliability & recovery digital conference is now available, free of charge. For more information about this conference and upcoming APW digital conferences, please visit http://new.abb.com/apw/digitalconference.
ABB (www.abb.com) is a leading global technology company in power and automation that enables utility, industry, and transport & infrastructure customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in roughly 100 countries and employs about 135,000 people.